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The rise of the fast-food industry transformed American eating habits in the second half of the twentieth century Schlosser 8 Almost everywhere you look youll see a familiar sign symbolizing our fast food nation You find them in airports malls schools and gas stations on the corners of streets off the side of interstates near your local shopping center and even in hospitals There is no way of getting around them In 1970 Americans spent 6 billion on french fries alone the year 2000 Americans spent over 110 billion Gingras np During any given day of the week 3 out of 4 children eat fast food meals one or more times a day which is the foundation of harmful effects to mind and body of any child Schlosser np The fast food industry has created an epidemic of obesity that reaches and affects the lives of millions everywhere and of every age In the 1970s Americans spent a quarter of their food dollar eating out Today that figure has topped 40 percent Greenblatt np Americans now spend more money on fast food than they do on higher education personal computers software or new cars They spend more on fast food than on movies books magazines newspapers videos and recorded music - combined Krantz np The fast food industry which began as a vision of a pioneer has transformed into a new paradigm where children are endangered by the harmful physical emotional and psychological effects of unhealthy food and targeted advertising In 1954 a fifty-two-year-old milkshake machine salesman saw a hamburger stand in San Bernardino California and envisioned a massive new industry fast food In what should have been his golden years Raymond Kroc the founder and builder of McDonalds Corporation proved himself an industrial pioneer in the ranks of Henry Ford He revolutionized the American restaurant industry by imposing discipline on the production of hamburgers french fries and milkshakes By developing a sophisticated operating
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